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The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County is an annual celebration of African American culture as expressed through art, music, food and community. For the past three Labor Day weekends, our two-day festival connects diverse people and families from across our region with local, national and international artists, performers, food vendors, area business owners, and our local media outlets. The Festival has become Raleigh’s premier destination for teaching, sharing and celebrating the distinctive folk and cultural traditions of African Americans here in North Carolina and from around the world.

This year’s celebration promises to bring you more quality art, delicious food featuring local and global cuisines, dancers, singers and bands from across the country, and an all-around good time for the whole family. There are several ways you can get involved! They include:

As an art or retail vendor – Art and retail vendors display and sell original art works, jewelry and clothing items, pre-packaged international foods, and other specialty items. You can find more information about the application process, rules, fees and deadlines on our website, at http://www.aacfralwake.org/vendor-info.html.

As a food vendor – We offer a wide variety of food and beverage options, serving food from 11am through the final concert Saturday and Sunday evenings. You can find more information about the application process, rules, fees and deadlines on our website, at http://www.aacfralwake.org/vendor-info.html.

As a volunteer – Our festival could not be such a success without the dedicated volunteers who serve in several capacities throughout the event. 

As a spectator – Come out to Fayetteville Street for a day of fun, plan to shop through our International Marketplace and Art Gallery Walk, and bring your lawn chairs to set up in City Plaza, Raleigh’s “public living room,” for an evening of good music and fun entertainment!

The African American Cultural Festival is made possible by the generous support of the City of Raleigh, Duke Progress Energy, Time Warner Cable/News 14 Carolina, WRAL-TV5 and numerous other corporate sponsors. The Festival is free and open to the public. For a complete list of performances, activities and an up-to-date Festival schedule visit www.aacfralwake.org.
* Now accepting volunteer applications for the 2013 AACF! * 

Our Vendor Application period has now ended. Thank you to all of our 2013 applicants - we will be in touch shortly.

For those who may have missed the application period, please visit www.aacfralwake.org in 2014 for information about becoming a vendor at next year's event. Thanks!

The African American Cultural Festival of Raleigh and Wake County is an annual celebration of African American culture as expressed through art, music, food and community. For the past three Labor Day weekends, our two-day festival connects diverse people and families from across our region with local, national and international artists, performers, food vendors, area business owners, and our local media outlets. The Festival has become Raleigh’s premier destination for teaching, sharing and celebrating the distinctive folk and cultural traditions of African Americans here in North Carolina and from around the world. 

This year’s celebration promises to bring you more quality art, delicious food featuring local and global cuisines, dancers, singers and bands from across the country, and an all-around good time for the whole family. There are several ways you can get involved! They include:

As an art or retail vendor – Art and retail vendors display and sell original art works, jewelry and clothing items, pre-packaged international foods, and other specialty items. You can find more information about the application process, rules, fees and deadlines on our website, at http://www.aacfralwake.org/vendor-info.html.

As a food vendor – We offer a wide variety of food and beverage options, serving food from 11am through the final concert Saturday and Sunday evenings. You can find more information about the application process, rules, fees and deadlines on our website, at http://www.aacfralwake.org/vendor-info.html.

As a volunteer – Our festival could not be such a success without the dedicated volunteers who serve in several capacities throughout the event.

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The African American Cultural Festival is made possible by the generous support of the City of Raleigh, Duke Progress Energy, Time Warner Cable/News 14 Carolina, WRAL-TV5 and numerous other corporate sponsors. The Festival is free and open to the public. For a complete list of performances, activities and an up-to-date Festival schedule visit www.aacfralwake.org.













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